Yes, just use Electrum or equivalent if running the full-blockchain is too bothersome (it is for most, now). Avoid putting your bitcoins on *any* online account, that is way too dangerous. With Electrum, you don't have to download a blockchain, but only you still have the wallet.
To a degree, there is some common "fiscal policy" in the European Economic Area (EU+Norway+Iceland+...).
(And who's going to be a trusted intermediary that the seller will adhere blindly to their opinion, and who would need to be able to prove reasonably that you DID or DID NOT receive the product that was sent? Answer: Nobody.)
What about the post office / delivery company? That's how much of it works when ordering stuff online now too (often you pay the delivery man, or you can refuse the package if the goods is damaged).
I share your frustration. However, even if it "just takes a recompile", you also need to test it under that target platform (so you also need at least one of your developers somewhat familiar with it; you need to install it on some test machine if none of the developers have it installed; etc.), fix any issues etc. - that takes extra resources and that raises the cost of development and then you need to take a look at whether the returns justify that. Anyone who used Java apps doing non-trivial audio I/O on Linux can realize that even Java is not a silver bullet in trouble-free total portability in all aspects.
An ideal solution from cost efficiency standpoint (if you decide that making it available on Linux on your own is not worth the investment) would be just making the app opensource, then others can port it to Linux if they really care. Heck, you can give them a free pass if they do.
It's opensource and regularly audited?
So what do you think the doctor works from now?
Nope. Mesa is a generic OpenGL API implementation that can use multiple backends - either software rendering or Gallium / DRI.
Why not just buy a motherboard with onboard GPU? Plenty of these around, though the offers are diminishing with the onset of APU generation of CPUs (which you probably don't really want on a server, modulo special cases). I think you are paying around $9 for the graphics card then.
If you want gtk, you also have two more options, Cinnamon and MATE. I actually really fell in love with MATE (GNOME2 continued and being slowly rewritten, optimized and decrapped), it's more polished *and* leaner + faster than e.g. XFCE.
Indeed. I'm just waiting how long for a firmware for TV-B-GONE.
In related news, researchers show that cheap door can be kicked down.
In Czech Republic, a speed limit given by a sign is automatically cancelled at the next intersection (I'm not sure about other countries, I know Austria doesn't work that way), but i. This is another interesting AI problem, since even for the driver it is sometimes difficult to determine what's a real intersection and what's just a utility road / building entrance joining the main road.
The fact that the article is anti-EU FUD nonwithstanding, I agree that the only way for this to work is to just make it warn (e.g. continuous beeping and/or indicator flashing) and making it GPS and map based; I think many countries already have most of the information in easy to offer form, here I think even temporary speed limits have to be officially approved by the local police department and whatnot, maintaining this data in machine-readable form shouldn't be such a hassle if it's not done already anyway.
kriston was complaining about having to carry his laptop around "open like a pizza box". I'm not saying it's fine his laptop cannot suspend, but that it's silly to always keep your laptop open even if so . I guess it was meant just as a figure of speech, but I don't think it works very well.
It's all a little puzzling for me. If the device doesn't work like you'd like it to, either adapt to it if it's a minor thing, or *get rid of the thing* and get a properly working device (by replacing either hardware of software). If you want to keep running Linux, it's not like more than just a small minority of hardware is having trouble (especially if you spend two minutes googling before buying the thing). Return your laptop, sell it on ebay, pass it on to friends/family (or swap with them!) or whatever and get a properly working one?
Perhaps kriston had, but I've seen way too many people going through absurd hassles with their devices, suffering almost ostentiously - both on Linux and Windows. They'll just complain on internet forums and hang on to their device because they like the socket layout on its right side or whatever.
 A possible exception may be broken display suspend, which may be unavoidable on lid close on some laptops. See the second paragraph in that case.
Not sure why would you fear for never having a working mouse until the next reboot, but besides that, may I kindly suggest configuring your laptop not to go to sleep when the lid closes? It really doesn't have to do that if you don't wish it to.
Simple microprocessors like this have an advantage of having large gates and therefore being more resistant to cosmic radiation. I'm actually pretty curious about how big the effect of this would be when jumping up to ARM Cortex-M3 and then to ARM11. Surely state-of-art cosmic technology uses more advanced CPUs than ATMega328, is it fine to just pop it in a better case, or is the effect not so strong in practice?
Regardless, AIUI, with something like ATMega328, you don't really need to worry much, maybe have a simple failover. With ARM11 running a big OS like Linux, the situation could be much more complicated.